Isolation and Characterization of Chitosan-Producing Bacteria from Beaches of Chennai, India

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Chitosan is a deacetylated product of chitin produced by chitin deacetylase, an enzyme that hydrolyses acetamido groups of N-acetylglucosamine in chitin. Chitosan is a natural polymer that has great potential in biotechnology and in the biomedical and pharmaceutical industries. Commercially, it is produced from chitin via a harsh thermochemical process that… (More)
DOI: 10.1155/2012/421683

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